In honor of Halloween, Trace looks at 5 real life mad scientists, whose work are both awesome, and kind of terrifying.

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Galvanic Reanimation of the Dead
The exploits of nineteenth century scientists with electrical batteries and corpses.
http://www.lateralscience.co.uk/reanim/galvreanim2.html
"In 1803 Giovanni Aldini (Galvani`s nephew) performed experiments, in public, upon the severed heads of "malefactors" despatched in Bologna and at Newgate, London. A few accounts of these horrific demonstrations..."

Is It Possible to Reanimate the Dead?
http://www.livescience.com/18379-reanimate-dead-frankentstein.html
"In 1999, a Swedish medical student named Anna Bagenholm lost control while skiing and landed head first on a thin patch of ice covering a mountain stream."

9 Real Life Mad Scientists
http://www.cracked.com/article_17039_9-real-life-mad-scientists.html
"Are we too hard on mad scientists? After all, many of the world's greatest discoveries were made using experiments that would make the average citizen run screaming from the room."

The 7 Cleverest Famous Mad Scientists
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-brooks/famous-scientists_b_1460105.html#s911764&title=Craig_Venter
"I'm not impressed by any old mad scientist. It's not that hard to do crazy things and get into the history books. There was Philadelphia doctor Stubbins Ffirth, for instance, who drank the black vomit of Yellow Fever patients to prove it wasn't infectious (actually, it was - he was insanely lucky to survive)."

Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/13/craig-ventner-mars
"Craig Venter reclines in his chair, puts his feet up on his desk and - gently stroking his milk chocolate-coloured miniature poodle, Darwin, asleep in his arms - shares his vision of the household appliance of the future."

When was the first battery invented?
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/when-was-the-first-battery-invented.htm
"Batteries are a common source of power in our present age. We use batteries to start our cars, to power our laptops, to allow us to talk on our cell phones for hours and even to propel some of ourelectric vehicles for miles and miles on a single charge."

25 of the Scariest Science Experiments Ever Conducted
http://io9.com/5721855/25-of-the-scariest-science-experiments-ever-conducted
"While science has the power to improve our lives and cure disease, it can also be used to torture, murder, and brainwash. Here are 25 scary experiments that destroyed lives, or have the potential to unleash doomsday."

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